Being a stay at home mom can be such hard work. I have heard from so many people that they think stay at home moms have it made. I have found that people employed in the "real world" always think you don't do anything just because you are at home all day. They have no idea how much there really is to do between house duties, errands, kids and other obligations. The work can be endless, the hours are never ending and there is no pay. As a stay at home mom you have to be a cook, nurse, coach, teacher, referee and more, all while still trying to be mom when they need it.
If that isn't bad enough, here I am doing all this,and working to run a home business too. I figure if I am going to be able to stay home and spend time with my family, then I still need to find a way to contribute income to our household. I can't very well expect the bills to pay themselves, or my husband to pick up all the slack while I stay home.
If I thought it was hard to do all that, imagine my surprise when I decided to sign up for a business degree program so I could earn my degree in my spare time. Not that you really have any spare time as a mom,but I decided if I am going to really make any money, I have to fit it in somewhere. I have arranged my schedule to work school into my day no matter how hard it gets.
The classes are online, so at least I don't have to worry about travel time or costs. I am still home with my children, so I don't need daycare or a babysitter either. Doing the classes this way gives me the flexibility to take the courses as I want to. From course to course,semester to semester, I am in control of my requirements and my schedule. This eliminated those hectic days of trying to rush to class or missing a day of school because of a sick baby. I can do the courses during nap time, while the kids are playing, or just wait until they go to bed at night. I can even change this from day to day when I need to. As a mom, I know not everything works out the way we want it to and what works today might not work tomorrow.
If it weren't for the benefits of having a degree, I wouldn't take on so much at once. I would wait until later which,knowing me, would probably never come. I can't really say I want to be doing all this, but when I think of the changes for my family, I know I need to. By having a degree I will be able to handle more of the business myself. I will know more about managing, marketing and the things that will matter to me on a daily basis. I can use my degree to improve sales, increase my target area, and in the end, make more money.
Going to school online has so many benefits, it's not at all hard to see why so many people do it. There are many classes to choose from,the pace is up to you and you can do it from anywhere that has Internet access. If I can find time and a way to squeeze this into my schedule, then anybody can. It only takes a minute to start the rest of your life. Take a second today and see what an online degree can do for you.